27 Sep 2017

A bizarre "403 Forbidden" bug-hunting adventure

I've been trying to figure out a strange bug in Exist for iOS over the past couple of months, and finally managed to fix it yesterday. Without Josh's help I would still be scratching my head over this bizarre issue.

It started with one user reporting the bug ...

19 Sep 2017

Exist survey 2017 results

Each year we've made a habit of asking users for their feedback on how we're going (here's last year's). This year's survey went out a bit late compared to previous years, as we really wanted to get custom tracking done first and give folks a ...

11 Sep 2017

Existing monthly, August 2017


This month we finally launched custom tracking! We knew this feature would take a long time, but it was hard to not be releasing anything user-facing for such a long period. And what a relief to release it! So far the response has been great.

We were lucky enough ...

02 Aug 2017

Existing monthly, July 2017


Exist didn't see any user-facing features this month as we continued beta testing custom tracking.

We did publish one blog post this month, explaining some use-cases for custom tracking:

Introducing custom tracking (and how we're using it)



  • 1,051 active users (813 paid ...
02 Aug 2017

Existing monthly, June 2017


This month we launched an integration with Gmail to round out the productivity data we support. Our productivity group now includes emails sent and received as well as GitHub commits, tasks completed and time tracked by RescueTime.

We also updated the weekly email design and optimised a couple of ...